Strategic Plan

Students at Hobart and William Smith engage in a host of activities beyond the classroom. The Division of Student Affairs strives to support students learning and personal growth and help students indentify and take advantage of these opportunities. We seek to continually evaluate the programs and services we offer and determine our strategic vision for the future. We have identified these five strategic goals that embody the mission statement and provide a unified vision for our staff. These goals are grounded in the mission of the division and endeavor to support the overall mission of the Colleges. Each department is encouraged to reflect on these goals and ensure that the department interacts with students in a way to support these goals and the mission of the division.

Goal #1 – Promote Civic Responsibility
Provide programs and services that promote an ethos of respect and civic responsibility and encourage a commitment to active involvement on campus and in local and global communities.

Goal #2 – Support Interpersonal Development
Support the development of interpersonal skills and abilities, including expertise in leadership and communication, in ways that complement our academic program, help students to achieve their post-collegiate goals, and prepare them for lives of consequence.

Goal #3 – Cultivate Intercultural Learning
Create a campus community that celebrates and embraces difference, encourages dialog, advances the free exchange of ideas, and provides opportunity for students to develop intercultural knowledge, attitudes, and skills.

Goal #4 – Foster Student Wellness and Safety
Foster a safe environment that is supportive of individual and community health, and designed to enhance the physical, emotional, and spiritual wellness of all students.

Goal #5 – Support the Academic Mission through Co-Curricular Learning
Cultivate a vibrant and engaging living-learning environment that encourages academic and co-curricular success and promotes meaningful connections through active involvement in the activities of the Colleges.


The Office of Student Affairs is located on the first floor of Smith Hall.
Phone: 315-781-3900
Fax: 315-781-4433

For Emergencies, phone Campus Safety:
On campus: x3333 or 315-781-3333 from a cell phone
Off campus: 911



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Geneva, NY 14456
(315) 781-3000

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